About the Course
Explore making contemporary sculptural jewellery using wood. We will laminate, paint, lime and inlay. Follow guided exercises which can be adapted to create your own designs. Suitable for beginners or those wishing to extend their skills in a different medium.
By the end of the course you will be able to
Saw and shape wood
Know how to texture and decorate wood surfaces
Understand which woods are suitable for certain techniques and where to source them.
Inlay silver dots and lines into wood
Inlay a pearl into wood
Class format and activities
The tutor will provide examples of finished pieces.
You will begin by measuring and cutting a piece of wood (dark woods will be provided) and shaping to your own pendant design. You will learn how to decorate your piece with silver dots and how to attach findings onto your pendant to make a finished piece.
In the second project we will make a wooden ring incorporating either a silver line or a pearl
Time permitting we will have time to experiment and learn further possible techniques to experiment with in future.
In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment.
This course is suitable for all levels, although a basic knowledge of using hand tools will be beneficial.
What you need to know before you enrol
The jewellery studio is on the 3rd floor of the main building, there is lift access. You need a moderate level of fitness and arm strength to be able to carve and form metal. Some chemicals used may be harmful in pregnancy. Please let the tutor know if you are pregnant and they will advise you as to necessary precautions
What you will need for your class
All tools needed to take part in the course are available in the workshop. We also provide all of the wood to make your projects. NOTE: You will need to purchase silver and pearls, the tutor will be able to sell you some at cost price in the studio, this cost should be no more than £5
It would also be helpful to bring:
• Apron, notebook, pen and a hairtie if your hair is long
What you can do next
The course provides an excellent start to working with alternative materials which could be further developed in another course by Sarah King VJE046B Sculptural Jewellery. You could also continue on to a beginners or intermediate course or a specialised short or weekend course in jewellery making at Morley College
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.